For decades, fans have hoped for some sort of live-action Pokémon film, one that likely followed a spritely young hero or heroine in their journey to becoming a Pokémon master. Sadly, decades have gone by, and Nintendo has largely ignored our cries. Even crazier, rather than go for a more traditional Pokémon film, they came forward with a different idea…a film based on a mystery spin-off game, Detective Pikachu.
Now, after all these months, we now have an official title. The news came at the Pokémon World Championships opening ceremony. While there, The Pokémon Company president Tsunekazu Ishihara took the stage and revealed that the film would be called Pokémon: Detective Pikachu. The film’s director, Rob Letterman, then took the stage, revealing the logo. Check it out below!
— Pokémon (@Pokemon) August 24, 2018
It’s a cute little logo, and I think it’s very smart of them to actually retain the Pokémon name, as it will do wonders for them when it comes branding for mainstream audiences — who, for some reason, may not make the connection, no matter how on-the-nose it is.
We still don’t have much idea what the film will be like, but we do know that Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds (sadly not the Danny DeVito many fans were hoping for) will be taking on the role of the grizzled titular detective Pikachu. I personally can’t wait to see how he plays him.
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